Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif

Biography

Date of Birth16th, Jul 1983
Full NameKatrina Turquotte
Native PlaceHong Kong
OccupationActress, model
NationalityEnglish
Active Since: 2003To Present

About Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif born on 16th July 1983 in British Hong Kong to Mohammed Kaif and Suzanne Turquotte. Her father is a British businessman from Kashmir Indian descent, while her mother Suzanne Turquotte is British. Katrina Kaif has seven siblings, 6 sisters and 1 brother. Among the sisters, she has 3 elder and 3 younger sisters. Her brother is elder to her. Katrina kaif’s childhood was a little bit traumatic as her parents separated when she was a child. She and her siblings were raised by her mother while her father moved to the United States. According to her, she was born with her mother’s surname “Turcotte” and called as Katrina Turcotte in her childhood. She changed her surname to her father’s surname “Kaif” after moving to India and started her Bollywood career. As per Katrina, while “Turcotte” is difficult to pronounce, “Kaif” is something easier to pronounce and remember.

Katrina Kaif’s parentage is questioned by many in the Bollywood when Ayesha Shroff who is the producer of Katrina Kaif’s debut movie “Boom” said a completely different story while interviewed by Mumbai Mirror. Ayesha Shroff accused Katrina that she is fabricating the story. According to Ayesha Shroff, during the production of the “Boom”, they decided to connect this English girl with some Indian connection so that Indian audience will take her as native. Ayesha Shroff said, they first thought to connect her with Kasmir decent and choose “Kazi” her surname, but later they changed her surname to “Kaif” as “Kazi” sounds very religious. Katrina Kaif later rubbished this and said this is hurtful to her.

Katrina kaif started her modeling career when she was just 14 years old. She won a beauty contest in Hawai and afterward received a modeling assignment in a Jewelry campaign. Since then, she regularly appeared in London Fashion Week. During a Fashion Show in London, she got the attention of a filmmaker named Kaizad Gustad who selected her for a role in his film “Boom”. This is how Katrina Kaif started her Bollywood journey. In her debut movie “Boom”, she acted along with prominent actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Gulshan Grover, Jackie Shroff, Madhu Sapre and Padma Lakshmi. While working with her first movie in India, she got the attention of several other production companies and got subsequent offers and therefore she decided to stay in India.

Katrina Kaif got the attention of many modeling agencies when she appears in India Fashion Week for Rohit Bal. Afterward, she appeared in the first Kingfisher Calendar.

Katrina Kaif’s first successful movie is Namaste London in which she appeared opposite Akshay Kumar. It was first hit movie for her and subsequently, in the same year, she got another three successful movies which made her one of the top actresses in Bollywood.

Katrina Kaif’s personal life is always subjected to media attention. During her early day’s in Bollywood, she developed a relationship with Salman Khan. Media many times reported about their on and off stories. Finally, in 2010 Kaif herself admitted that their relationship is broken. The reason behind this breakup many believes that the closeness of her with Ranbir Kapoor during the shooting of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Media highlighted this story and criticized both because both of them were engaged with others at that time.

The relationship with Ranbir Kapoor was confirmed when Stardust published an image of both of her enjoying the holiday in Ibiza. Katrina Kaif took it seriously and criticized media for publicizing her personal life. Later she admitted that Ranbir Kapoor is very important part of her life. In February 2016, media reported that the relationship with Ranbir Kapoor is broken.

Anyway, Katrina Kapoor is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood and considered as one of the most attractive women in Bollywood.

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